29er Reviews and News


Support Trails & Win a Caletti with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz


One lucky supporter will get a custom steel Caletti Cycles frame in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s “Support Trails & Win a Caletti” campaign.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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Forbidden Bike Druid 130mm travel high pivot bike


Headquartered in Cumberland, British Columbia, in the shadows of the infamous Forbidden Plateau, Forbidden Bike Company is a small, rider-focused brand. Here’s the story of their new — and intriguing — bike.

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RockShox Signature Series SID, BoXXer and key updates


Rock Shox unveils its Signature series – updating the most popular models in the front suspension line up with a new damper system, oils, and seals.

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Santa Cruz Megatower unleashed


The new Santa Cruz Megatower is a 29-inch wheeled brawler that’s ready for the Enduro World Series — or whatever gnar you want to throw at it.

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2019 YT JEFFSY launched


YT Industries has launched the all-new YT JEFFSY, a bike the German direct-to-consumer seller calls its most versatile and aggressive trail bike to date.

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Revel Bikes launches at Sedona Mountain Bike Festival


The brainchild of Adam Miller (founder of Borealis and then Why Cycles), Revel rolled out two carbon fiber trail bikes in Arizona last weekend.

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Diamondback Release 29 debuts


Diamondback continues to offer a compelling price-for-performance proposition, unveiling its newest mountain bike, the Release 29.

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Salsa launches revamped Spearfish, Horsethief, and Rustler


Salsa is pushing hard to make a name in the traditional mountain bike space, launching a trifecta of revamped trail chargers, the 29er Spearfish and Horsethief, and 27.5 Rustler.

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Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 Short Term Review


Features of the Colorado bike maker’s new steed include 140mm of CVA suspension with 150mm up front, availability in dedicated 29er and 27.5er versions, and the honor of being longer, lower, and slacker than any Niner ever made.

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Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 Launched


Colorado’s Niner Bikes has just launched the reimagined Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 with 140mm of rear travel — and two distinct wheel size options.

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Guerrilla Gravity Smash First Ride Review


The Guerrilla Gravity Smash has been updated with a bump in rear suspension travel from 140 to 145mm, slightly longer chainstays, a slacker front end designed around 160-170mm forks, and a customizable carbon frame.

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Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol First Ride Review


The Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol the Colorado-based bike maker’s short-travel 29er trail bike with progressive geometry, a firm ride and the ability to be a true quiver killer.

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Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team First Ride Review


With its “shape shifting” ability and impressive parts spec, is the ready-to-rumble Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team worth aspiring for?

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Canyon Strive 29 launched


Details of the updated Canyon Strive 29 have just been. Now designed around 29er wheels, this enduro-ready rig marks Canyon’s entry into the long-travel big wheel market.

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Canyon Neuron short travel trail bike rolls out


Canyon has filled a gap in its bike line-up, announcing today the launch of new version of its Neuron (mostly) 29er trail bike, a model that previously was not available in North America.

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Nukeproof Mega 275 bike line updated


Nukeproof announced a refresh of its signature Nukeproof Mega 275 bike series and added to its growing list of components with a unique foam tire insert and lightweight steel shock spring.

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Airborne Goblin 29 review


The Airborne Goblin 29 is an affordable alloy hardtail mountain bike with a great price and solid component spec.

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2019 Cannondale Habit trail bike launched


Cannondale’s Proportional Response suspension design and the all-new Habit features 130mm of suspension fit for riders of different sizes.

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Ibis DV9 carbon hardtail ready to race — or shred


Ibis has unveiled its new DV9 carbon hardtail, a split-personality rig that’s billed as being equally comfortable racing full-tilt XC or getting drifty on techy singletrack.

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Devinci Spartan 29 rolls out


Featuring radical angles in an aggressive configuration, the Devinci Spartan 29 is meant to go fast and hard over everything a trail can throw at it.

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Esker Cycles Hayduke released


Esker Cycles Hayduke is a playful steel trail hardtail with a 67.6-degree headtube angle, 74-degree seat tube angle, and chainstays that run 425-437mm depending on frame size, which runs from XS to XL.

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Maxxis Ikon review


While not the fastest in this XC tire shootout, the Maxxis Ikon is arguably the best overall tire among the group. Find out why in the Mtbr review.

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Ritchey Ultra returns after 30-year hiatus


Like its predecessor from 30 years ago, the new Ritchey Ultra occupies a unique ride space for cross-country riders looking to get rowdy and go big.

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Yeti SB130 debuts + short term review


If your ride objectives lean toward being able to go up and down without significant (or really any) compromise, you owe it to yourself to test drive this bike. It’s that good.

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